Josh Richardson, New Orleans, eliminated from NBA playoff contention

Former Vol Josh Richardson And the Pelicans’ 2022-23 season ended Tuesday.

No. 10 Oklahoma City The ninth-seeded Pelicans were defeated 123-118 in the NBA play in tournament at Smoothie Kings Center. New Orleans, Louisiana.

Richardson, a trade deadline acquisition and guard from the San Antonio SpursNew Orleans – he played 17 minutes off the bench

He scored nine points, four assists and two rebounds for the Pelicans. They had a lead of 63 to57 at halftime.

Richardson was 4-for-6 in the field, and 1-for-3 for 3-point attempts.

Richardson was a Vols player from 2011 to 2015.

He was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2015 and a two-time member of the league’s all-defensive team in 2014-15.

Richardson was picked in the second round. Miami In the 2015 NBA Draft (No. 40 overall).

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire

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